"I received Mississippi State's scholarship (offer) in the mail today (Wednesday, March 1st)," said Chaz. "I have been talking to (MSU assistant) Coach (J.B.) Grimes lately and he said they watched my tape and they really liked it. He said my offer would be coming sometime this week and I ended up receiving it today."
Chaz explained why MSU decided to go ahead and offer.
"(Coach Grimes) likes my quick footspeed and aggressiveness off the ball," said Chaz. "He said I would play as a center if I should go to Mississippi State. Center is where I want to play in college."
While he's happy to receive that first offer, he's also appreciative that the MSU coaches think highly enough of him to go ahead and offer this early in the process. And he's also excited to know the fruits of his labor appear to be a reality now.
"I feel really honored and I'm glad they chose me to play for them," commented Chaz. "I like the coaches. Coach Grimes seems like a really nice guy. I've always wanted to play Division-I football while growing up. I've worked hard at it and now I've finally gotten my chance."
One other school appears to be ready to give him a chance, although they haven't put it in writing ..... yet.
"Southern (Miss') Coach (Jay) Hopson has told me that I can play for them if I want to, but they haven't given me anything in writing," said the first-team Clarion-Ledger All-Metro selection.
And those aren't the only two schools showing serious interest.
"Vanderbilt is showing a lot of interest," he said. "(Mississippi) State and Ole Miss, too. I've started getting written letters from Auburn and Alabama."
And he's receiving text messages daily.
"Coach (Charlie) Fisher from Vanderbilt, Coach Hopson from USM, Coach (Tony) Hughes from Ole Miss, Coach Grimes from Mississippi State, Coach Sparky Woods from Alabama and Coach (Don) Dunn from Auburn all text message me," said Chaz. "Some are daily and some are weekly."
Chaz is not one to let his recruitment be one-sided. He's making sure he attends as many Junior Days as possible.
"My first (Junior Day) was last weekend at Ole Miss," said Chaz. "This weekend I am going to Alabama, then I'm going to Auburn the next weekend. I'm going up to Vanderbilt for a two-day trip that they have set up for me. I'm going to USM. And I'm going to Mississippi State's (Junior Day) on March 25th."
And that's only the start. He's also set up college camp plans for this summer.
"I'll probably go to the ones that I go to Junior Day and Michigan," he said. "The Michigan coach is coming down to watch spring practice. I think I may go to a one-day camp up there."
It's going to be a busy spring and summer for Chaz Ramsey. And we at Scout.com will be providing updates on this highly prized young offensive lineman right up to the day he signs on the dotted line next February.
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